Washington, DC, is moving forward with its paid family, parental and medical leave law by finalizing regulations that set out contribution and reporting requirements for employers. The Universal Paid Leave Amendment Act of 2016 creates a city-run leave program (DC Code § 32-541.01 et seq.) with partial wage replacement funded through an employer payroll tax for district-based workers (DC Code § 32-551.01)
Covered employers must file a wage report and make their first contribution of the new payroll tax in July 2019 for wages paid between April 1 and June 30, 2019. Eligible employees can start receiving benefits under the program beginning July 1, 2020.
Read the 12-page print-friendly GRIST to learn about key provisions of the paid leave law, including the final contribution regulations, proposed benefit regulations and other guidance. The article also details specific steps employers should take to comply with the law: